Caustic Lesions of the Esophagus

  • W. Pelemans
  • J. Hellemans
Part of the Handbuch der inneren Medizin book series (INNEREN, volume 3)

Abstract

The swallowing of caustic substances causes a double therapeutical problem: the acute phase and its complications must be mastered, and care must be taken to prevent strictures and subsequent disturbances in swallowing. The way of achieving the latter is still debated although the introduction of early dilations (Salzer, 1920) and the use of antibiotics and steroids have improved the results of the preventive measures.

Keywords

Burning Permeability Formaldehyde Phenol Mercury 

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